All Blog Posts Tagged 'empowerment' (47)

New book launch!

I'm inviting you over to the Amazon page for my new book, "When the Shoe Fits...Essays of Love, Life and Second Chances," which launched on August 1.  It's got some GREAT reviews, and  a book club "Discussion Guide" in the back of the book. Come on over and read the preview!  It's available both as a Kindle…

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Added by Mary T. Wagner on August 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK] Why I Chose to Self-Publish

Dear friends and fellow writers,

I've gotten a lot of questions regarding self-publishing my memoir Seeing Red; I hope this blog post will inspire you and answer some of the questions you may be carrying as you consider how best to publish your work.…

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Added by Lone Morch on June 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Wednesday Wonder: Music from Garbage

Today's Wednesday Wonder takes us to Paraguay, where, in the remote town of Cateura, impoverished youths learn to play music on instruments fashioned from trash.
http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2013/02/wednesday-wonder-music-from-garbage.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

FREE award-winning book on KINDLE!

Just in time for the holidays, I’m offering a FREE promotion for the Kindle version of my award-winning book,  "FABULOUS IN FLATS" .  This was the collection of essays that was named “Published Book of the Year” by the Florida…

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Added by Mary T. Wagner on November 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Painted Woman Knows...

When the brick and mortar can hold no more…

“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of…

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Added by Lone Morch on November 8, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Empowerment

 

 

 

What prohibits me from writing? My self esteem/confidence in my writing ability/skills and comparing myself to others. I never really realize how "juvenile" my writing was until I entered college. My grammar skills was (and still is) something left to be desired, although it is not as…

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Added by LaDonna Reed on October 4, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

Women Taking Lots of Hits: A Select Group Are Fighting Back

Women’s abilities are always being called into question. Take Rick Santorum's poke at women being too emotion for duty at the front lines of combat situations. A select corps of women is fighting back. Read the story of one American and two Afghani teenagers who are trying to make history and become the first…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on March 9, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Word Of The Day: "Positivitude"

pos·i·tiv-i-tude/ˈpäzətiv-tood/

Noun:
  1. A constructive outlook or attribute.
  2. Exuding a positive attitude.
Synonyms:  affirmative - happy…
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Added by Michelle Maynard-Koenig on March 1, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

Passion and Purpose can Transform a Woman: Lateefah Simon’s Story

As a young teenager Lateefah seemed to be going nowhere. She dropped out of school and was on probation for shoplifting. Then someone offered her a different path. She changed directions and at 19 she took over a women's center helped women and girls find hope. Read this MacArthur Foundation Genus…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on January 14, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Why You Shouldn't Tell Her How Beautiful She Looks?

In order to break the cycle of girls growing into women who see their worth in terms of image, we need to talk to them about what really makes them beautiful. Read more about author Lisa Bloom’s advice to women about talking to girls on my Living in the Heartland blog at…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on December 12, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Midwives for Haiti: Saving Lives One Mother and Child at a Time

Erin Curtiss is a midwife in Seattle. Haiti has a desperate for midwives. Women in Haiti are fifty times more likely to die during childbirth than women in America. Erin volunteered to go to Haiti to lend a hand. She was unprepared for what she discovered. Read her story on my…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on November 14, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Elouise Cobell: She was no legend. She was the real deal.

Americans persist in telling and retelling the Thanksgiving story. It is a well-meaning celebration of the bounty of the land of the country and thanks to the Native American people who helped the Pilgrims who had newly immigrated. But Thanksgiving is a legend, a myth. Read about a Native American woman who…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on November 6, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Her Name Fits: Mary Ann Angel

Mary Ann Angel might be described as the little mouse that roars. Her outward demeanor is neither loud nor forceful. However, her strength, unbounded energy to do good deeds, her concern for humanity, and readiness to extend the warmth of friendship is what demonstrate that this soft-spoken woman from humble…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on October 24, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments

She’s played with the big boys. Now she calls the shots.

Perry Barber was a singer/songwriter growing up in the 1970s. She did office work for Gladys Knight, and performed as an opener for Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Hall and Oates. But music was not to be her calling. Instead, her career path lay on the baseball infield. Perry is one of a handful of women who…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on September 9, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Announcing The Shame Prom

Get out the champagne- this is a LAUNCH!


I am so thrilled to be stepping into this new journey of my life, launching The Shame Prom, which is not only an anthology (Seal Press, 2012) but is sure to be a movement. Amy Ferris and I have helped each other to write honestly, we've joined hands exposing our secrets and fears to the world. We found that it's much easier to do when someone is holding your hand.  The world has since rewarded us in more… Continue

Added by Hollye Dexter on August 22, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Israeli and Palestinian Women Are Proof that Life is a Beach

Civil disobedience is on the rise. This can be a good thing, as is the case in Israel this summer. Israeli women are risking criminal prosecution by going to the beach. They are taking Palestinian women along to protest decades of dehumanization. Read the full story on my…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on August 11, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

She'd Like to Drive Men

Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel doesn’t want to drive men mad. She does, however, want to be able to drive a car. No Saudi Arabia woman has the legal right to drive a car. Princess Ammerah is a vocal proponent of women’s rights.  Saudi women’s rights are severely restricted by American terms. Read Read what…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on July 20, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

The Power Bell

Because most of the women in our golf club only play on dry days, Oregon golf season can reasonably be considered to last from July 5-September 25. And so it came to pass that for one entire season during the '80's Carla, as the 9-Hole Captain and I, as Eclectic Chair, giggled our way through recording golf scores for members and grew to become rock solid

friends.

Years later while recovering…

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Added by MCatherine on July 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Free Publishing through my Page Flip Magazine

Free Publishing for women in my magazine. The magazine is at http://issue.com/womenempowermentmagazine. All the details are inside.

Added by Lori Finnila on June 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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